Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar

Tripoto
4th Jan 2010
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Imagine yourself in shimmering beaches, lagoons of turquoise waters and a place which is rich in history, Where do you find yourself ?

I discovered that Andaman & Nicobar not only does have nature in abundance, but is a place rich in history of its locals as well as the ingenious tribes that inhabit these islands.

Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

This island is a name in itself comprises of many stunning islands. These roughly account to 300 islands known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests and coral reefs which supports many marine life such as sharks and rays. These reefs make for popular diving and snorkeling sites.

Best Islands that you can visit in Andamans are Havelock, Ross, Jolly Buoy to name a few. Many of the islands can be visited by speed boats , cruises and many remain either uninhabited or untouched.

These islands have a time constraint as you need to head back and off the island by 6 pm due to rise in the sea levels. Notable Beach worth taking a day out for is the Radhanagar Beach, where the sands shimmer under the sun rays, clear blue water touching the horizon, lush green vegetation. You cannot ask for a better view than this !

Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

The most noteworthy rule about these islands are the strict rules about collecting thrash and waste before leaving any islands, which helps in preserving the nature as these islands are a home to various species and thrash can pose a threat to them.

Also it keeps the island as if still untouched !

The Cellular Jail, in Port Blair also known as Kālā Pānī, was a colonial prison which is worth checking out to understand the history during the British Raj. The prison was used by the Britishers especially to exile political prisoners to this remote archipelago. After dark do wait and witness the light and sound show. The show depicts the tale of the brave freedom struggle of India and is told in a very heart-touching narrative.

Photo of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Port Blair consists of many beaches , museums showing the history and culture , marine life of this union territory. Pictures and information of different tribes , locals , their beliefs in traditional ways and witch doctors can be quite fascinating.

The Sentinelese & other tribes of Nicobar:

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India is home to Negrito and Mongoloid tribes, which includes Great Andamanese, Sentinelese, Jarawas and Onge.

The Sentinelese are an uncontacted tribe living on North Sentinel Island. A home to the Sentinelese, a tribe who have rejected, often violently, any contact with the outside world. Any access of any nature to North Sentinel island is strictly forbidden.

Pic Courtesy: Google

Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Pic Courtesy : Google

Photo of Islands of Adaman, The Sentinelese and other Indigenous tribes of Nicobar by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

They are protected under government law because of the vulnerability of their traditional culture. The law protects them from any threat or endangerment. Their way of life has not remained unchanged for thousands of years living and surviving in this island in it's natural habitat.

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